Today you can officially get your copy of Office for Mac 2011! I couldn’t be more proud of the Office for Mac team and of the product we’ve created. Office 2011 continues our team’s mission to connect Mac users to their counterparts who use Windows. Office enables users across platforms to work anywhere, anytime – to build their ideas into reality. Office 2011 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Messenger and now for the first time in the suite, Outlook for Mac.
As with its predecessors – a big emphasis in developing Office 2011 was listening to and incorporating your feedback. More than anything, you told us that performance is a top priority; you need to be able to open your applications and get things done with speed and ease. The team rose to that challenge, and my favorite thing about Office 2011 is just how zippy it is. Whether you are using Office 2011 at work, at school or at home – you’ll notice the improved launch speeds and other performance enhancements as you accomplish your tasks.
There is a lot of greatness to Office 2011 and we hope that you will soon get to experience it for yourself, but I wanted to share a few of the highlights:
Access Your Office Anywhere: Office 2011 has new built-in integration to existing Microsoft cloud-based applications – the free Windows Live SkyDrive, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Office Web Apps – giving users more flexibility and control to work when and where they want. Office Web Apps lets users work in any browser from any location with internet connectivity while making sure your document stays the way it was created whether it’s viewed on a PC or Mac.
Teamwork at the Office or Across the World: Users now have the tools they need to work with others on documents without the worry of their changes getting lost after multiple rounds of updates. The new co-authoring tools let users edit the same Word document or PowerPoint presentation simultaneously with other people in different locations who are using Office on a PC or a Mac. Also, new to Office 2011 (and in Office 2010) users can quickly share their presentations with anyone who has browser access by broadcasting their presentation.
A Professional Touch: The suite also provides new and improved tools that make it easier than ever to create a professional-looking document. With new photo editing tools throughout the suite there’s no need to leave the Office applications to create visuals that impress. And with our new Dynamic Reorder tool it provides an instant 3-D view of all layers on the active PowerPoint slide or Word Publishing Layout view page to allow users to simply drag photos, graphics, or text to rearrange the content. And you’ll especially appreciate the performance of Office 2011 when using these professional tools- even the most powerful features in Office feel light and snappy.
So with that I would like to thank everyone for their support and if you are looking to get your hands on a copy, Office 2011 is which is available today at Apple, Amazon.com, Best Buy and MacMall.com as well as OfficeforMac.com http://www.microsoft.com/mac/. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the new Office for Mac 2011!
General Manager, Office for Mac